Articles from the May 3, 2017 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Updated: Baseball wins three, loses two

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders won three baseball games and lost two this past week, bringing their league win-loss record to 10-6 and their overall record to 13-7. The Raiders will... — Updated 5/4/2017 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Updated: Ladies keep on winning

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders softball team continues to win, defeating both the Waterville Lady Shockers and the Soap Lake Lady Eagles this past week, putting their league... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

New color run coming to Colorama

A new 5K Colorama Color Run will be held at North Dam Park this year, adding literal “color” for Colorama to participants who want to revel in the spirit of the festival. The run begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at North Dam... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

Sixty-seven years ago

The pumping plant will be supplied with two 100-ton bridge cranes to handle future installations. Here a beam is being lowered by the 100-ton bridge crane. - May 3, 1950... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Steamboat campground construction still delayed

Thirty new campsites at Steamboat Rock State Park will still have to wait to become a reality, with no set date for construction to resume. Currently the area for the new campsites is just a big, empty lot of sand, just as it was... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

Senior Profile: Angelo Clark

Every once in a while a student comes along that you wish would never leave. That’s how I feel about “Iron” Angelo Clark. Over the past few years, I have watched this young man go from the average place for students, just... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion

A president struggling to get on track

I have significant differences with Donald Trump’s political stances, but I want him to enjoy a successful presidency. It’s good for neither the country nor the world when a U.S. president struggles or fails. Yet I also... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 
 By Isabelle Spohn    Opinion

County commissioners making improvements

One bright spot in an otherwise troubling political scenario is the significant change in Okanogan County governance made by our two new county commissioners, Branch and Hover, during their first four months in office. Now that... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 
 By Sharon Sumpter    Opinion

Thank you, Commissioner Branch and Okanogan citizens!

More than 60 engaged county residents attended the April 23 Community Outreach Meeting in Okanogan to hear Commissioner Chris Branch speak about Okanogan County. For almost an hour the commissioner spoke about current and future... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion

Rebuilding and taking off

Man, you’d think we’d just come out of a long winter and every part of the community was now straining with fresh green shoots of progress at the first rays of sunshine. The buds are everywhere: a rebuild at Coulee Dam’s... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, May 4, at the High Dam Tavern, Grand Coulee. Plans for the upcoming Colorama will be discussed. Coulee Creators Meet Coulee Creators... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

Thomas Victor Edwards

Thomas Victor Edwards, 82, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Grand Coulee, Washington. He was born November 16, 1934, in Wilmington, North Carolina. He lived in Wilmington for 26 years. Tom married Barbara Fay (Scoggins) and... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

Brandon William Buche

A celebration for Brandon William Buche will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the ACH high school gym in Coulee City. Brandon passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017.... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

Neoma Joyce Iannetta

Neoma Joyce Iannetta, 74, passed away Tuesday morning April 18, 2017, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Neoma was born Sunday, December 27, 1942, in Eugene, Oregon to Harry and Joan Shar... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

Michael Nicodemus "Mike" Somday

Michael Nicodemus "Mike" Somday passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 26, 2017, in Grand Coulee, Washington at the age of 83. Mike was born to James and Rose (Gua) Somday,... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

Betty Jane Lamb Miller

Betty Jane Lamb Miller, 92, died peacefully Thursday, April 20, 2017, from complications of a stroke in her assisted-living home in Portland, Oregon, surrounded by family. She was... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

Ride 'em, cowgirl!

Rodeo Princess Jadya Taylor finishes a ride in the junior steer riding competition at the Nespelem Junior Rodeo Saturday, picking up 68 points. The 11-year-old Colville Tribes... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raider golfers win twice

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders golf team competed on their home course at Banks Lake on Wednesday and Thursday last week, with LR being the team medalist each time and producing the... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

March students of the month

Students of the month for March at Lake Roosevelt were recognized recently.... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Tennis loses to Liberty Bell, Okanogan

This past week the Lake Roosevelt Raider tennis team lost at home against the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions, then travelled to Okanogan where they lost to the Bulldogs. Against... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

Legals for May 3, 2017

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) ELECTRIC CITY PARKS PROJECT GRAND AVE & MCNETT AVE PARKS Proposals Due: MAY 17, 2017 The City of Electric City (“City”) is soliciting proposals from qualified consulting firms to provide... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

This week in sports

Thurs., May 4 4 p.m.., Raider Tennis here with Wilbur 4 p.m., Junior High Track, here Fri., May 5 Raider Track at Bridgeport Invitational Sat., May 6 4 p.m., Raider Tennis here with Tonasket Mon., May 8 2:30 p.m., Raider Golf at... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Track competes in Peshastin

The Lake Roosevelt track and field team competed at the Rieke Invitational in Peshastin on Friday. “Traey Clark came up big with personal records set in the sprints,” said Head Coach Lori Adkins. Clark ran the 100-meter dash... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 4/25 - A driver from Orting was issued a citation for driving with a suspended license and not having an ignition interlock device after police responded to a suspicious person complaint from a woman on Goodfellow... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    School

Seniors plan trip to Seattle

This year’s senior class is planning a trip to Seattle and places beyond for its “senior trip.” But the 25 seniors and four adult chaperones will have to be “early birds” if they expect to catch the bus before it pulls... — Updated 5/3/2017 Full story

 

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